Question Asked: Catalytic convertor bad at 65k? PLEASE HELP !!!!
February 24, 2010, 03:37 PM
05 quattro v6,purchased at 50k,exhaust tone and mileage went way down after about a month,started hard shifting and hesitating,i thought it was a transmission problem,took to local trans shop they said -it needs a rebuild for 7k! could not supply a specific explanation -worn out on the inside was all i got from them.i started it today and it was running like absolute crap at idle and 40-50 mph baaad hesitation ,i swear it sounds like bad catalytic convertor. at idle it was clearly almost backfiring -sounded like inside the cat,low sound,can anyone help me out?im a single dad with no income -is it the cat? already? and shouldnt that fall under the 80k federal catalytic warranty?thank you all